Diffuse Lung Diseases

Clinical Features, Pathology, HRCT

  • Alessandra Cancellieri
  • Giorgia Dalpiaz
  • Mario Maffessanti
  • Alberto Pesci
  • Roberta Polverosi
  • Maurizio Zompatori
  • Mario Maffessanti
  • Giorgia Dalpiaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 7-25
  4. Pages 27-70
  5. Pages 73-119
  6. Pages 121-189
  7. Pages 191-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-241

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to help the reader who is confused by the multiplicity of diseases with similar symptoms in different patients. Consequently, the chapters are noticeably sign-oriented rather than disease-oriented, each dealing with one of the four cardinal modalities

of HRCT presentation;, namely, the reticular, nodular, alveolar and cystic patterns. Each chapter is introduced by a list of diseases, immediately followed by a detailed description, thoroughly illustrated. Each isThe chapters are thoroughly illustrated with high-quality, enlarged images, which, like counterpoint, provide the rhythm to the written text.

When dealing with the diseases within each pattern, only the pertinent of themones are taken into account. This is a feature unique to this book, which sees the same disease being introduced even two or three times.

Often, clinical presentation, history and HRCT are sufficient for making a diagnosis and defining disease management; in other cases, further investigation is required to obtain a more confident diagnosis, or to stage grade the activity of the disease more precisely. Consequently, the contribution of other techniques involved in diagnostic refinement are highlighted (bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchoscopic or thoracovideoscopic biopsy, open chest surgery).

Keywords

CT High resolution CT Interstitial pathologies Pathologie Pulmonary and bronchoscopic biopsy Respiratory diseases biopsy bronchoalveolar lavage computed tomography (CT) diagnosis infection metastasis pathology surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Cancellieri
    • 1
  • Giorgia Dalpiaz
    • 2
  • Mario Maffessanti
    • 3
  • Alberto Pesci
    • 4
  • Roberta Polverosi
    • 5
  • Maurizio Zompatori
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyMaggiore HospitalBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Unit of RadiologyBellaria HospitalBolognaItaly
  3. 3.University of TriesteItaly
  4. 4.University of ParmaItaly
  5. 5.Department of RadiologySan Bassiano HospitalBassano del GrappaItaly

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Maffessanti
    • 1
  • Giorgia Dalpiaz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TriesteItaly
  2. 2.Unit of RadiologyBellaria HospitalBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/88-470-0430-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia, Milan 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0429-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0430-6
  • About this book